This author's note is an explanation for the extended hiatus, and subsequent 'will not be finished' status of the story. As I've just said, I will not be returning to this story, and the reason for this is as follows.

In May of last year (not long after the last instalment of this "story" was uploaded), I suffered a great personal tragedy. A very close friend of mine passed away and, as could only be expected, I had a very hard time with that. Two months later, another very close friend of mine, also a friend of the girl who passed away, felt unable to cope and sadly he departed this world by his own hand.

Obviously this was a very difficult time for me and is why I left Fanfiction for so long and offered no explanation. I don't know how many people have an alert on this story, but if there is even one, I thought I should just let you know why I will not be continuing with it. I will probably eventually continue to write other things, but after everything that happened, I rather lost my enthusiasm for this story.

I also wanted to say to anyone reading this, that if you have something bad happen in your life, no matter what it is, there will always be people you can talk to. Please reach out to someone. And if you have a friend or family member who you think may be feeling this way, reach out to them. Suicide isn't the answer.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Alphabet Soup x